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      Limpopo Valley Horse Safaris

      Horseback Adventures in Mashatu

      Limpopo Valley Horse Safaris operates riding safaris in the vast Mashatu Game Reserve in the Tuli Block of southeastern Botswana. This is an area of great diversity, magnificent vistas, ancient civilizations and dramatic rock formations bordered by the great Limpopo River in the south. Aptly named the "Land of the Giants" for its baobab-studded plains and large herds of elephant, the land remains largely untouched by man and is home to a wide variety of wildlife species including lion, cheetah, leopard, African wild dog, a multitude of plains game like zebra, wildebeest and giraffe, as well as more than 350 species of birds. The horses have been individually selected for their temperament and ride-ability. They have been carefully chosen from the various South African breeds, which are well known for being of a tougher nature - able to cope under extreme conditions. These breeds include the Boerperd, Shire Cross Thoroughbreds, Appaloosas, and the S.A. Warmblood. Limpopo Valley Horse Safaris prides itself on horses that have been selected with the same stringent criteria as those selected for eventing and other equine competitive sports. Their schooling concentrates on classical English style, although they neck rein when in the bush. They are schooled to a very high level and respond easily and lightly to the aids. LVHS uses good quality, comfortable English saddles with saddlebags including water bottles and have a few Australian stock saddles available for those who prefer. Guests must be experienced riders. They must ride regularly (at least once or twice a week) and be comfortable at a canter and gallop as well as being able to do small jumps should they have to. Our horses are mostly English schooled, so we highly recommend that Western riders have a course of lessons in English style prior to arrival. Non-riders are welcome and they can participate in game drives, cycling and walking activities. Accommodation is provided in several locations and types, depending on which trail you have selected. Two Mashatus Camp is nestled in the shade of a centurion mashatu tree, two traditionally built lala palm rondavels serve as a dining area and lounge. Accommodation is in big A-frame walk-in tents pitched on teak platforms, with en-suite enviro-loo and running hot-water shower and hand basin. Each tent is private and positioned in the shade of a tree with a small deck area on which to relax during the afternoons. Three different satellite campsites are set up in specific locations throughout the Mashatu Reserve. Accommodation is in A-frame tents on comfortable beds with sheets and duvets. Facilities include a bucket shower and “bush-WC”. Meals are cooked over a camp fire. The Kgotla is used on the Tuli trail and is an old tribal court from a nearby community that was relocated to the banks of the Motloutse River on the western periphery of Mashatu. The boma is an open-air traditional African enclosure made up of leadwood logs. Guests sleep on beds around a large log fire which blazes at the centre, with flush toilets and hot water showers. Used on our Limpopo lodge ride only, Naledi is a thatched cottages set up on the hills on the northern part of Mashatu. Very comfy with fun outdoor showers and a nice swimming pool to relax by. Kanda is comprised of four rustic chalets in a stunning location overlooking the Majale river. Limpopo House is a big colonial house with four rooms for guests and a beautiful garden with pool, all overlooking the Limpopo River on nearby Charter Reserve. Sentata is a lovely setup with white-painted thatched cottages also with pool and close to the Limpopo River.

      Availability

      The availability calendar for this property is not yet connected. Please call one of our safari specialists at 800-995-8689 to request current availability.

      Accommodation Details

      • Price: From $600 per person per night
      • Location: Southern Africa, Botswana
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      • Age Minimum: 12 years old
      • # of Beds: 8 beds
      • Amenities: Cell Phone Coverage, Ensuite Bathrooms, Laundry Included, Local Drinks Included, Pool, Recharge Facilities
      • Type: Bushcamp, Fly Camp, Lodge, Mobile Tented, Permanent Tented, Private Concession
      • Includes: Rates include: accommodation, meals, all drinks, laundry, rides and guiding

      Activities at this Accommodation

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        Family Friendly Activities

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        Game Drive

        Head out into the wilderness to see the incredible daily drama of predator/prey and the ancient circle of life.

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        Game-Viewing Hide

        When the animals can't see you, they go about their business as if you aren't even there. A game or photo hide allows you to get closer for some incredible views and photos.

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        Horseback Riding

        On horseback, animals seem to accept you as part of their natural surroundings a little more. You can spend more time with them…and get a little closer.

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        Night Drive

        At night, the nocturnal animals awaken and treat you to a show that daylight game drives miss.

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        Off-Road Game Viewing

        In national parks and some other reserves, rules prohibit leaving the designated safari paths. But the wildlife are not always considerate enough to stay nearby. Get better vantages (and better photos) by heading off-road.

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        Outdoor Dining

        A lunch or dinner out in nature is one of the hallmarks of a luxury African experience. Your connection to the landscape is undisturbed and the food tastes even more special in this most wonderful of settings.

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        Photo Hides

        When the animals can't see you, they go about their business as if you aren't even there. A game or photo hide allows you to get closer for some incredible views and photos.

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        Photo Specialty

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        Scenic Helicopter Flight

        Buzz above the scenic landscape and get a bird's-eye view of wildlife. A scenic helicopter flight is a unparalleled way to experience Africa.

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        Stargazing

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        Sundowner

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        Walking Safari

        A More Intimate Nature Experience

        Walking safaris add another unique element to a safari. The park's stunning natural beauty is ideal for wildlife and nature photography. The privilege of walking in these natural areas gives you an exhilarating feeling of adventure. Although you'll usually get close to large mammals such as elephant, giraffe, buffalo or even lion, walking...read more

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